Due to the increasingly technical nature of the profession, most employers require you to hold a bachelor's degree in surveying, mapping or geomatics. Such degree programs usually include courses such as calculus, geographic information systems (GIS) and cartography. Mine surveyors are involved in the accurate measurement and recording of mine workings. They are critical to the design, planning and safety of surface and underground mining activities, which must be accurately represented on mine plans. A Surveyor can earn wages of around 40000 to 60000 based on levels of tenure. Surveyors will normally get a pay level of Fifty Six Thousand Nine Hundred dollars annually. Surveyors can receive the highest pay in Alaska, where they can get pay levels, on average, of about $81410.